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Antiquities stolen from Greece during the German occupation in WWII to be repatriated in June

Greek Antiques at German Pfahlbaumuseum
Germany's Pfahlbaumuseum has expressed its intention to the Greece’s culture ministry to return antiquities looted during WWII, according to a document signed by Alternate Culture Minister Costas Tzavaras which was forwarded to parliament, it was announced on Wednesday.

Tzavaras told ANA-MPA that the antiquities, roughly 8,000 fragments of Neolithic Age vessels, will be returned in June. They were unearthed during an illegal excavation in 1941 in a region near Velestino, central Greece and were illegally exported to Germany by an archaeologist.

Source: Athens News Agency

Last Updated Thursday, 30 May 2013
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